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  1. Topic Overview

    Oxalate is a compound found in some foods,and it is also produced as a waste product by the body. It exits the body through the urine. Too much oxalate may cause kidney stones in some people. Foods high in oxalate include: Beans. Beer. Beets. Berries. Chocolate. Coffee. Cranberries. Dark green vegetables,such as spinach. Nuts. Oranges. Rhubarb. Soda (cola). Sweet potatoes. Tea. ...

  2. Retrograde Pyelogram for Kidney Stones

    The retrograde pyelogram uses a dye to determine whether a kidney stone or something else is blocking your urinary tract. During the test, your doctor will insert a thin, lighted tube (cystoscope) into the urethra, which carries urine out of the body from the bladder. He or she will then put a catheter through the cystoscope and into a ureter, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder. ..

  3. Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy or Nephrolithotripsy for Kidney Stones

    In percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, the surgeon makes a small incision in your back to remove kidney stones. He or she then puts a hollow tube into your kidney and a probe through the tube. In nephrolithotomy, the surgeon removes the stone through the tube. In nephrolithotripsy, he or she breaks the stone up and then removes the fragments of the stone through the tube.See an ...

  4. Allopurinol for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Allopurinol for kidney stones.

  5. Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) for kidney stones.

  6. Tiopronin for Kidney Stones

    Drug details for Tiopronin for kidney stones.

  7. Understanding Kidney Stones -- the Basics

    Learn the basics about kidney stones from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Kidney Stone Analysis

    Kidney stone analysis is a test done on a kidney stone to determine its chemical makeup.

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